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Breast Augmentation Specialist

Gary Donath, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery

Gary Donath, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in San Luis Obispo County and North Santa Barbara County, Pismo Beach, CA

Many women want to improve the size and shape of their breasts. Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed elective aesthetic surgeries. Gary Donath, MD, at Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery in Pismo Beach, California, has helped many women living in the San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara counties improve their breast aesthetics using his extensive experience and artistic ability to enhance and enlarge their breast profile. To learn more about breast augmentation surgery and how it can improve your appearance, call the office or schedule a consultation online.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What changes are made during breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is primarily designed to increase breast size. During augmentation, however, Dr. Donath can also change the shape of your breasts and improve their symmetry if one breast is smaller than the other.

After pregnancy, or if you’ve lost weight, you may find that your breasts have lost volume. Breast augmentation is a great way to restore them back to their original size or larger. 

What decisions will I make before breast augmentation?

Dr. Donath walks you through every decision that must be made about your breast augmentation. You can count on him to explain all of your options, help you understand how the change will look on your body, and give you time to make choices.

These are a few of the most important decisions you’ll make about your breast augmentation:

Type of breast implant

There are two basic types of breast implants. Both have an outer shell made of silicone elastomer, but one contains cohesive silicone gel, and the other is filled with saline, which is a sterile saltwater solution.

Saline implants are inserted while they’re deflated, then they’re filled with saline after they’re in place. Silicone implants are prefilled with a stable, cross-linked, cohesive silicone gel. The current gel implants are biophysically similar to breast tissue and feel more natural than saline implants. 

Implant size

Dr. Donath strives to give each woman the breast size she envisions. It’s important to choose a realistic size, though, because if implants are too large for the amount of existing breast tissue or your natural body size, they can gradually stretch your skin and supporting connective tissues. As a result, you’ll develop skin damage, sagging breasts, and deformities. 

During your consultation, Dr. Donath evaluates your skin and body and recommends a range of appropriate implant sizes that meet your expectations and are unlikely to cause future aesthetic problems.

Implant shape and type

Implants generally come in a variety of shapes and profiles; these are all explained during the consultation, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. Implant surfaces are most often smooth but occasionally textured. 

Implant placement

Dr. Donath can place breast implants in front of or behind the chest muscle. He helps you decide which placement is best for your natural proportions and the look you want to achieve.

If you’re considering breast augmentation, schedule a consultation to learn more about the surgical procedure and your options. Call Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online.